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The effect of lightning


Lightning damage can be in the form of a direct strike, or induced lightning from a nearby strike.

A direct strike may release a massive amount of energy, in excess of 200kA. Basically, the surge from a lightning strike needs to be diverted quickly to the earth using equipotential bonding and the correct SPD to keep the ground resistance of external LPS as low as possible, and minimize the effects of the lightning strike.

Note: External LPS: Equivalent to conventional IEC lightning protection equipment (lightning rod).
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